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Sep 4, 2007 12:24 PM

Banh mi che cali (Rosemead). . .help with ordering

I went to banh mi che cali in Rosemead and was overwhelmed. I know how to order the sandwiches and the banh cuon, but what are some of the other things to eat there? Help me with what and where to order. There seems to be at least 3 ordering lines in this place.

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  1. Coming in from the Valley Blvd. side, you should order at the cash register to the right side of the counter immediately facing you. If you want any snacks in the open displays, you can pick them up and pay for them there when ordering sandwiches. They also serve fresh-pressed sugar cane juice. It's a bit too sweet for me, but plenty of folks seem to like it. The Cari Ga (chicken curry) is pretty good. I believe it comes with bread for dipping, but I don't recall off the top of my head. The Chua Lua is also pretty good (Vietnamese sausages)--you can order them straight without having them on a sandwich.

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    1. re: raytamsgv

      I have had the fresh rolls with pork, what are the ones with shrimp called? Also what is the preparation of rice sheets and it looks like a meat patty? its not rolled rather it's like they scrape the rice sheet into a blob. Thanks for your help! I loved the sandwiches and really want to go back.

      1. re: Tinitime

        The rolls are called goi cuon. I cannot locate them on their menu, but there's a good chance they're not listed, because they have a whole bunch of unlisted items in the restaurant.

        I'm not really sure about the other dish. Are the rice sheets in small sections laid flat on the dish and topped with sauteed green onions?

        1. re: raytamsgv

          It's almost like they push the rice onto the stryfoam container, it has meat and is topped with scallions. I think they package this four/six to a package with the nuac cham(sp) and some herbs. It's prepped in the same station as the goi cuon.

          1. re: Tinitime

            So banh mi che cali and Lee's have this dessert counter with a lot of different liquidy hot dessert options. Which is the best to get?
            I'm getting a bit spoiled and instead of getting the banh cuon from Che cali, I pay double and get the ones at Tay Ho. Tay Ho has become one of my new favorite restaurants. It's delicious.